About the book:
Once again, a prolific pen meanders delightfully through life’s mysteries, foibles and joys. In his second book, G Sankaran, a retired Indian civil servant, invites you to join or continue on his brisk “morning walk” A scenic route of personal reflections on a period from 1930 until today as seen through Sankaran’s sharp, twinkling eyes. A memorable, eclectic, often provocative compendium of short stories and anecdotes. A most engaging read of what is not exactly an autobiography is not arranged in any particular order, chronology or subject and was written at different points of time.
About the author:
G. Sankaran was born in 1930 in a middle-class family in Kerala. He had his schooling in Mavelikara and collegiate education in Tiruvananthapuram. He is an M.Sc in Chemistry and also holds a superior diploma in French.
Sankaran entered civil service in 1953 as an officer in the Parliament Secretariat in New Delhi. Later, he opted for the Customs Service and retired in 1991 as President of the Customs, Excise & Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal.
He spends his retired life in Chennai. Post-retirement, he put to good use his knowledge of Sanskrit. Along with wife, Parvathy, he was part of a four-member team that created an English version of “Bhaktaranjini”- the scholarly Malayalam commentary on Kerala poet, Narayana Bhattatiri’s “Narayaneeyam”, an epitome of Srimad Bhagavatam. The work was published by The Bhaktaranjini Trust.
He, with his wife, also helped with a compilation – “Sree Krishnam Bhajamaanasa”, a collection of songs on Lord Krishna by diverse composers in different Indian languages, together with the meanings of the songs in English.
This is his second book.